The Beijing Ducks have reached a multi-year agreement with Pianigiani, who will lead the team in the 2020-21 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season.
PSG will face a busy schedule in the coming week with a clash against last season's runners-up Marseille on Sunday, followed by Metz at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Enditem
Wang Shenchao (R) of Shanghai SIPG vies with Gao Xiang of Qingdao Huanghai during the 10th round match between Shanghai SIPG and Qingdao Huanghai at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
As one of the venues for 2023 AFC Asian Cup, Shanghai Pudong Football Stadium is a professional football stadium designed to meet the requirements of FIFA's A-level competitions.
"In view of the logistics in coordinating the five zones of the AFC Cup and completing the Inter Zone matches, the AFC executive committee also agreed that the pandemic created complexities which constituted a force majeure event and, with sadness, led to the cancellation of the 2020 competition," it said.
One of the most recognizable faces in Chinese sport, Zhu admitted that the COVID-19 outbreak had a big impact on the Chinese team's build-up to Tokyo 2020 as all international competitions have been cancelled because of the epidemic.
Granada ended last season with a 4-0 win at home to Athletic Club to qualify for Europe for the first time in the club's history and fate has decided that the same two sides will meet again in the Los Carmines Stadium to open the new campaign. The kick-off was changed from Friday to Saturday late on Wednesday night, which should allow another 24 hours for players such as Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche and Inaki Williams more time to reach match fitness after picking up injuries and Covid-19 in pre-season. However, Athletic will no doubt be worried by the naming of Mateu Lahoz as matchday referee. Lahoz has refereed Athletic 34 times in La Liga and the Basque side have won just six of those matches, drawn seven and lost 21- numbers hard to explain for a side that is usually in the top half of the table. Enditem
Henan found a consolation goal in the 75th minute as Christian Bassogog scored an open goal in a counterattack.
In the 28th minute, Harold Preciado's header was saved by Jianye's goalkeeper Wang Guoming, but Gao Lin knocked on the rebound to extend the lead to 3-0.
Alexi Stival's men are now sixth in the 20-team standings with 15 points while Sao Paulo are second with 18, two points behind leaders Internacional, who have a game in hand.
Qin Xiaowen, chairman of the Beijing Ducks said that Pianigiani is not only the most successful coach in Italy, but also one of the best coaches in Europe. "I believe he can build a better and stronger Beijing Ducks with rich experience and an excellent modern basketball concept," Qin said.